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Man killed in Steeles Ave. crash

09/12/2011 03:54 EDT | Updated 11/12/2011 05:12 EST

A 22-year-old man was killed Monday afternoon in a collision on Steeles Avenue, west of Highway 27, Toronto police say.

The crash in north Toronto happened just after 1 p.m. when an eastbound Saturn travelling at high speed swerved to avoid a pickup truck leaving a driveway west of Steinway Boulevard, police said.

The car missed the pickup but struck a commercial vehicle making a left turn into the same driveway.

The car was pinned under the cargo area of the commercial vehicle, a flatbed truck, and the driver died. No one else was in the car.

Steeles has been closed between Steinway and Signal Hill as police investigate.

Initial reports, based on information from paramedics, said the driver of the car was a woman.

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